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A lost Berliner “Operetta” in Bad Ischl

A lost Berliner “Operetta” in Bad Ischl
Dagmar Manzel (l.) and Max Hopp
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In addition, nothing could be more natural than to put an exclamation mark on this genre at the start of the Cultural Capital of Salzkammergut in Bad Ischl – where the composing greats Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Leo Fall and Oscar Straus at least spent their summer vacation.

With the purchased narrow-gauge production of Oscar Straus’ “A woman who knows what she wants” From the 2014/15 season of the Komische Oper Berlin (director: Barrie Kosky), acting greats Dagmar Manzel and Max Hopp shone with clowning and Berlin snout. Nevertheless, they reduce the work, in which 22 characters are portrayed by this duo in breakneck variety, to an operatic operetta demanding for effect. The orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin under Adam Benzwi, who came for two performances, accentuated the accurate Berlin tone. Straus and librettist Alfred Grünwald had problems with the work “Why shouldn’t a woman have a relationship?” written for singing star Fritzi Massary. The Berlin premiere in 1932 was attended by Nazis “Jews out”-Calling disturbed.

The Lehar Festival by director Thomas Enzinger has been bringing the supposedly light muse to Bad Ischl in all seriousness for years: from July 6th this year it’s Paul Abrahams “Fairytale in the Grand Hotel”, “The begging student” by Carl Millöcker and “The Stargazer” to be expected from Franz Lehar.

Opening weekend – The OÖN were there live:

  • This is how Conchita and Hubert von Goisern celebrated the opening of the Capital of Culture
  • Picture gallery: Cultural Capital Year 2024 ceremoniously opened in Bad Ischl
  • Picture gallery: The impressions of the OÖN cultural editorial team
  • Here’s a video recap of the opening weekend

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